Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Bronson Arroyo Putting Down Ball, Picking Up Mic For First Time

BOSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Boston Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo may be known for his pitching arm, but it’s his vocal chords that he really wants to bring attention to now.

Arroyo releases his solo debut album today (Jul. 12) called Covering the Bases, which covers songs from rockers such as the Foo Fighters, Incubus and Stone Temple Pilots.

Arroyo admits he “never envisioned” coming out with a record, “only jamming at a bar,” but figures folks will be “pleasantly surprised” by his singing voice, which he compares to Pearl Jam front man, Eddie Vedder.

Arroyo, who was joined by teammates Johnny Damon, Kevin Youkilis and general manager Theo Epstein for some tracks, expects to get some flak from opposing players, but nothing too bad because, in his words, “It’s not a novelty thing. It’s actually a pretty solid record.”

When the Red Sox’s season ends, Arroyo hopes to go on tour and “open for someone big.”

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